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Regional Market Reports

Why did prices go up in one city and not in another? Did local steel production increase? What are scrap prices going to do next month? The answers are in these reports.   


Pig iron prices dip in September on slack market conditions

By Sean Barry - September 13, 2017

The North American pig iron market dropped slightly in September amid reports of a confirmed sale at lower numbers and offers lingering in the marketplace below published numbers.

Markets mainly sideways in September on sudden rise in scrap flows

By Sean Barry - September 13, 2017

Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on some of Scrap Price Bulletin’s operations, a portion of our normal services have been affected. For this reason, some of our market reports have been condensed into one market roundup this month. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Hamilton Market down $15 Cdn on Strength of Canadian Dollar

By Bill Beck - September 13, 2017

For the second time in three months, the Hamilton market was down $15 Cdn while Michigan and the Ohio Valley were reporting strong sideways sales. In August, Canadian markets were sideways across the board while bordering U.S. markets were up a solid $10.

Detroit sideways on most grades

By Bill Beck - September 13, 2017

In the week after Labor Day, the consensus in Detroit was that strong demand would bump prices for most grades of scrap anywhere from $10 to $30. That came on the heels of a fairly robust market in August that saw prices increase $10 across the board.


Markets up $15  in Southern California

By Bill Beck - September 13, 2017

Surging export markets continue to drive the Southern California ferrous scrap market in an upward direction. Prices were up $15 to $20 in early August and then surged another $15 in the week after Labor Day.

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